Legal Definition and Related Resources of Marshal

Meaning of Marshal

ministerial officer of the United States to whom the commands of the judicial department are executed and they belong to the executive department of the government . See Cunningham v Neagle (Re Neagle), 135 U.S. 1, 10 S.Ct. 658, 34 L.Ed. 65.

Marshal Alternative Definition

An officer of the United States, whose duty it is to execute the process of the courts of the United States. His duties within the district for which he is appointed are very similar to those of a sheriff. See U. S. St. at Large, Index; Sergeant, Const. Law, c. 25; 2 Dall. (U. S.) 402; Burr’s Trial, 365; 1 Mason (U. S.) 100; 2 Gall (U. S.) 101; 4 Cranch (U. S.) 96; 7 Cranch (U. S.) 276; 9 Cranch (U. S.) 86, 212; 6 Wheat. (U. S.) 194; 9 Wheat. (U. S.) 645.

Synonyms of Marshal


  • allocate
  • allot
  • apportion
  • arrange
  • array
  • assign
  • bring to order
  • collocate
  • compose
  • coordinate
  • deal out
  • disponere
  • distribute
  • fix
  • form into ranks
  • group
  • guide
  • index
  • instruere
  • introduce order
  • lead
  • line up
  • manage
  • muster
  • organize
  • parcel out
  • place
  • place in order
  • position
  • put in order
  • rank
  • regiment
  • regulate
  • set in order
  • set up
  • systematize
  • Associated Concepts: marshaling assets
  • marshaling liens
  • marshaling remedies
  • marshaling securities


  • arm of the law
  • bailiff
  • county officer
  • court officer
  • dux
  • federal officer
  • law enforcement agent
  • minor officer of the law
  • officer
  • officer of the law
  • officer who carries out orders of the court
  • peace officer

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English Spanish Translation of Marshal

Oficial de justicia

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